I’m copying Yvonne’s email here, and adding to the list.
> I like the video – minus the sound. The girls are cute but this piece is totally about repetition of the sound created by the tools…..
> Some ideas –
> total an aside
> images printed on mylar with light projected from behind – the images would be on the ceiling so that the shadows are cast on the people below…
> ideas generated from Sunday
> opening and closing doors – play with scale – larger doors projected on small sculpted minimally defined houses
> button unbutton -projected on a small dress, christening dress, miniature wedding dress or flat paper dress
> eye hook – unhook – like a bra hook
> sew sewing sewn – clothing, sewing on a button – needle in and out of the holes, skin
> pin pinned attaching acupuncture piercing (can you imagine getting permission to video a tattoo parlor/piercing pagoda?)
> chewing biting eating
> plucking – tweezers/hair
> husking corn pealing revealing
> knitting knotting tatting quilling
> each has to operate as its own material, everyday routine actions
Yvonne you are a busy bee!
Pressing buttons or old-school rotary dial on projected on phone.
Pinching with a clothespin (Oldenberg/van Bruggen) suggestive of a kiss.
Key entering and twisting in a lock.
Sitting and standing in a chair (Kosuth).
Scrubbing a really dirty dish (out damned spot!).
Lancing a boil.
Match striking, candle burning.
Many of these really interesting as reverse footage (buttoning/unbuttoning for example). Repetition of action doing-undoing similar enough to be subtly STRANGE when done reverse. Also an interesting metaphor here.